The Application Process
Thank you for considering Saint Benedict Catholic School for your child. The Admissions process is more than just an application. The Admissions process allows you to get to know the school and the school to get to know you and your student.
Request Information - The quickest way to request information is to submit an online inquiry. When your inquiry is received, Gretchen Ridgely, our Director of Admissions & Communications will reach out to you.
Schedule a Visit, Virtually! - We will be hosting Virtual Open Houses on Zoom on June 17th and June 28th. Register here to attend. Zoom meetings can also be scheduled at any time by contacting Gretchen Ridgely, our Director of Admissions & Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org, but the Virtual Open Houses will have the participation of members of our administration and faculty, so we hope you can plan to join us on one of these dates.
Submit an application - Ready to apply? It only takes a few minutes to create an Online Account and continue to Complete Online Application. There is a $25 application fee (non-refundable). We are unable to assess a student without a completed application.
Grade Specific requirements are listed below:
Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten
For Junior Kindergarten children must be 4 years old by September 30. Kindergarten is geared toward children who are 5 years old by September 30 of the entering school year. Since every child develops at a different pace, the assessment process helps place children based on their readiness and not solely on their chronological age.
Evaluation Form: An evaluation Form to be completed by the student's school is required for applicants currently attending preschool and is included in the Online Application. Email information for the current preschool will be required and the evaluation request will be sent directly to the preschool via email. All Evaluations will come directly to Saint Benedict School.
Assessment: Due to our current closure, applicants for Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten will be assessed via an individual Zoom meeting with the JK or K teacher and the Admissions Director. Parents are asked to remain on the Zoom call with their student as well. We would like the opportunity to visit with you and your child and perform a few brief assessments that can be done using the Zoom platform. The Director of Admissions will contact you as soon as your application is received to schedule an assessment.
Records Release Form: The Records Release form is part of the online Application and will allow Saint Benedict to request information from the applicant's current school. With the closure of schools, these might be difficult to receive, so are also be requesting that you provide the most recent report card for a student's current year and the end of year report card for their previous year as well as any educational or standardized testing results you have access to (e.g. Scantron, PALS, WISC, ...).
Shadow Day Assessment: Unfortunately, with the closure we will not be able to host a student for a traditional Shadow Day with their peers, however, we will perform grade level assessments over Zoom with the prospective student. Once we have received your application, we will schedule an Assessment Meeting for your student. Questions? Contact Gretchen Ridgely, our Director of Admissions & Communications at email@example.com.
Acceptance is contingent upon the evaluation of academic records, on-site assessments, and student visit. There will be no distinction made as to race, sex, or nationality. Catholic parents who are active members of Saint Benedict Church are given first consideration, followed by Catholics from other parishes, and then Non-Catholic students. Some preference is given to siblings of current students.
In compliance with its obligations under Title IX of the Education Amendments Act (1972) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (1973). Saint Benedict School is committed to providing students and families, prospective students and families, and employees with information about our Non-Discrimination Policy and Process as well as our Accommodations Policy and Process, linked below. Additional information can be made by contacting our Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, Elizabeth Hanson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.